Web Accessibility Directive:
Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequently asked questions and answers on the EU Web Accessibility Directive.

The objective of this website is to support the implementation of the Directive and to provide reliable information and resources to those involved in buying, designing and monitoring websites or mobile applications, as well as users. This website is maintained by the Web Accessibility Initiative - Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) Project.

10. Where can I learn about digital accessibility?

You can watch these web accessibility perspectives videos to understand how different accessibility features are essential for people with a range of disabilities, while being useful for all.

You may also want to learn how people with disabilities use the web. We also recomment you find out more about accessibility principles.

11. Where can I find information about web accessibility training and certification?

The W3C WAI developed a free introductory online foundation course on web accessibility. The course is designed for technical and non-technical learners, including developers, designers, content authors, people with disabilities or anyone else who is interested.

WAI is currently also developing a list of digital accessibility training courses and certification through the WAI-CooP Project.

The WAI Curricula provides role-based modules to help create and procure courses on web accessibility. It defines learning outcomes and provides ideas to teach and assess knowledge.

12. How do I start implementing digital accessibility?

To get started, read this introduction to web accessibility. The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has a range of resources for designers and developers including tips for designing and tips for developing, as well as resources to make audio and video media accessible.

For mobile applications, there are accessibility guidelines for Android, Apple and Microsoft.

You will need to integrate accessibility throughout your project planning. Key steps to consider include:

WAI has some tips on planning and managing accessibility in a project. We also recommend you learn about accessibility principles.

13. What resources are available to help design accessible websites and mobile applications?

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has a range of resources for designers and developers including tips for designing and tips for developing, as well as resources to make audio and video media accessible.

Mobile accessibility is covered in existing W3C web content accessibility guidelines. There are no separate guidelines for mobile accessibility.

You can find more information on mobile accessibility, as well as guidance on applying WCAG 2.0 to non-web information and communications technologies (WCAG2ICT) on the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website.

For mobile applications, there are accessibility guidelines for Android, Apple and Microsoft.

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